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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Apache Phoenix vs. Greenplum vs. H2 vs. Machbase

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Apache Phoenix vs. Greenplum vs. H2 vs. Machbase

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonApache Phoenix  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA scale-out RDBMS with evolutionary schema built on Apache HBaseAnalytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.Full-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.TimeSeries DBMS for AIoT and BigData
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.77
Rank#233  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score3.42
Rank#101  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Score12.29
Rank#46  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score9.06
Rank#51  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score0.19
Rank#327  Overall
#30  Time Series DBMS
Websitealasql.orgphoenix.apache.orggreenplum.orgwww.h2database.comwww.machbase.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlphoenix.apache.orgdocs.greenplum.orgwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlmachbase.atlassian.net/­wiki/­spaces/­MAN/­overview
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software FoundationPivotal Software Inc.Thomas MuellerMachbase
Initial release20142014200520052013
Current release5.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 20196.7.1, April 20202.1.210, January 2022V6.5, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)commercial infofree test version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaJavaC
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
Unix
Windows
LinuxAll OS with a Java VMLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nonoyes infosince Version 4.2nono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesyesyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBCJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C#
C++
Go
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C
Java
Perl
Python
R
JavaC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyesJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsno
Triggersyesnoyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replicationWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoHadoop integrationyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyesno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesnoyesyes infovolatile and lookup table
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess Control Lists (using HBase ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC, multi-tenancyfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple password-based access control

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